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Hollywood Invades Tempe and the School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Arizona State University Film Spark initiative are co-hosting a special free screening of the award-winning film “Real Women Have Curves” with a rare in-person appearance by the director, Patricia Cardoso.

“Real Women Have Curves” is an acclaimed 2002 American comedy-drama film that takes place in East Los Angeles and tells the story of Ana Garcia, played by America Ferrera, who struggles to fulfill her dream of going to college while considering family duty and a tough economic situation. The film was an instant classic of U.S. Latinx cinema the day it was released and still resonates today.

Following the film screening, there will be a Q&A with Patricia Cardoso, moderated by Monica De La Torre, assistant professor in the School of Transborder Studies.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Registration required

For more information please contact:
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, Marston Exploration Theater